Dr. Dan “Danny” Almond, Jr.
Dr. Danny Almond, Jr., is a 2002 graduate of Emory & Henry College.
An outstanding soccer player, Danny received First Team ODAC All-Conference honors in 2001, and Second Team honors in 2000.
During the 2001 season, he was the ODAC Player of the Week twice.
In 2000 and 2001 he made the VaSID All-State Team and was the E&H Co-Player of the year in 2000 and Player of the Year in 2001.
Almond has etched his name all over the E&H Men’s Soccer record book. He previously held the school record for goals in a season (15) and points in a career (71). He still is the record-holder for number of assists in a career (27), assists in a season (17), assists in a match (seven) and points in a match (13). He is tied for the record for points in a season at 47.
During his career, Almond scored 22 goals for his career and is tied for fourth in program history for match-winners
He still holds ODAC records for points and assists in a match and is sixth in the league for points in a season (47) and assists in a season. Almond’s name also appears in the NCAA record books for assists in a match.
In 2001, he was named by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America to their All-Region Team – the only E&H Player to ever receive that honor.
After college, he continued to be involved in coaching at the club and high school level. He has garnered 153 wins 37 losses, and 10 ties. He was District Coach of the Year in 2016 and 2017. He is one of the few athletes to have won a Tennessee State Championship as a player (in 1992) and as a coach (in 2014).
Danny is now a Doctor of Physical Therapy, a Master of Physical Therapy, a Certified Athletic Trainer, holds a Sports Specific Rehabilitation Certification, has a Blood Flow Restriction Rehabilitation Certification, and is a Credentialed Clinical Instructor. In 2015 he was listed as the Tri-Cities Business Journal’s “40 under 40” promising professionals list.